Cross Country is coming…..

Hi everyone

cc photoOur School Cross Country is coming in less than three weeks (Thursday 18 April) – all details are on the Cross County Page of this blog and a note went home with the school newsletter.

Training: With three weeks to go, it is a good time to get some training in. To really get an advantage it is best to try some running at or above your race pace as well as some general jogging. Three to four times a week is plenty – so have a recovery day between.Try to do all training on grass if possible – eg Hansen Park

For example, if your race is 2km, it would be good to have a session like this:

2-3 mins warm up jog with some dynamic stretching (leg swings, lunges, lower calf leg raises) and then a 40m sprint to get the body ready f0r action!

1km at faster than your 2km race pace

4-5 mins. “Grandma Jog”, little drink and recovery

1km at faster than your 2km race pace

2-3 mins warm down walk/jog with some static stretching (long calf, hamstrings, thigh)

This sort of sessions covers your distance but also trains your body to run at a faster pace.

Hope it goes well!

NZ Tri./Open Water Swim Champs and Winter Sport

Contact NZ Schools’ Triathlon Champs and Open Water Swim Champs

Tomorrow, Thursday 21 March, is the NZ Schools’ Contact Triathlon Champs at Pegasus. Hillview has two entrants in the Year 8 Girls’ Individual race – Samantha Fairhall and Imogen Clucas. They start at 8am tomorrow morning for their 150m swim, 8km cycle and 1.6km run. We also have a team in the afternoon entered in the Year 8 Girls’ – Hayley Buckley swimming, Megan Ellis cycling and Jemesa Landers running.

On Friday, Year 8 Hayley Buckley is competing in the 500m Open Water NZ Swim Championships, in Lake Pegasus

Winter Sport for Year 5-8 and Year 9/10

For a copy of the notice about Year 5-8 Thursday Winter Sport, please click here: Year 5-8 Winter Sport Options 2013

For a copy of the notice about Year 9/10 Wednesday Winter Sport, please click here: Year 9 and 10 Winter Sports choice form 2013

South Zone Swimming Sports Results

Attached are the South Zone Swimming Sports results that have been sent to us, please click here: 2013 South Zone Swim Sports final results

Well done to our 9 representatives who will be competing at the Primary Sports Canterbury Swimming Sports on Thursday 11 April at Wharenui Pool – Leah Blondell, Hayley Buckley, Zac Ayers, Liam Hickey, Isaac Boot, Eva Stark, Charlotte Boyes, Oliver Graves and Jessica Frost

Jayzin triumphs at Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics

Jayzin Cleghorn is the best Discus thrower in Canterbury for his age. Today, at Rawhiti Domain, in the finals of the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics, he unleashed a huge throw of over 31 metres to win the Junior Boys’ grade. His excellence in the field events was backed up later in the day when he threw the 5kg shot over 10 metres to take third place.

Distance runners Josiah Rees and Renzo Childs ran solid races in their 1500m races and then Farran Landers ran a very well judged 3000m to take 11th out of 18 finishers in the U14 Boys’ grade final. Well done to all of our qualifiers! Former student, Daena Vas Viegas (now at Rangiora New Life School as  a Year 11) was outstanding, winning both the Intermediate Girls’ Shot and Discus.

PSC Triathlon Results and Zone Swimming

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to GRACE PERRETT who placed 2nd out of the 69 finishers in the 9 years girls race at the Primary Sports Canterbury Triathlon at Pegasus yesterday. This is a phenomenal performance! Full results are on web page – results section

The rest of the team also performed very well against competitors from all over Canterbury. Our results were as below.

The South Zone swimming sports were held today and the team did well with some close relay finishes (two seconds and two 3rds possibly) and some other great results – from memory, those to finish in the first two of their final and make it to the Canterbury Champs on 11 April (to be confirmed): Oliver Graves, Eva Stark, Charlotte Boyes, Jessica Frost, Hayley Buckley, Isaac Boot, Liam Hickey and Zac Ayers – apologies if anyone was missed.

PSC Triathlon at Pegasus

75m Swim, 4.5km cycle, 2.5km run

9 years girls – 69 finishers

2. Grace Perrett 24.55

29. Lauren Copeland 29.50

48. Claudia Boot 32.16

9 years boys – 103 finishers

40. Oliver Graves 26.25

87. Jackson Walter 31.20

10 years girls – 111 finishers

40.= Kate Copeland 27.15

45. Grace Woods 27.26

75. Eva Stark 29.41

10 years boys – 101 finishers

19. Ephraim Stocks 24.23

27. Luke Mitchell 25.00

100m swim, 9km cycle, 2.5km run

11 years girls – 91 finishers

11. Jemesa Landers 33.51

29. Bonnie McLister 36.59

51. Sarai Dyck 38.51

58. Fia Palamo 40.24

11 years boys – 108 finishers

47.=Isaac Boot 36.52

12 years girls – 73 finishers

17. Samanatha Fairhall 34.40

26. Megan Ellis 36.02

28. Hayley Buckley 36.14

57. Imogen Clucas 41.00

12 years boys – 93 finishers

40. Zac Ayers 34.28

59. Joshua Walker 37.40

South Zone Swimming Sports Thursday 14 March 2013 – Wharenui Pool

Year 5-8 Swimming Team to South Zones, Thursday 14 March 2013 at Wharenui Pool

Please note that the 9 years and 10 years Breastroke heats have been added to the timetable.

For a copy of the team notice sent out, please click here: South Zone Swim Team 2013 Note

For a copy of the South Zone Swimming Timetable (approx.) click here: 2013 South Zone Timetable

For a copy of the transport list, please click here: Hillview Swim Team Transport to Zones 14.3.13

Well done Triathletes and Y9/10 Athletics qualifiers

PSC Triathlon – Wednesday 13 March

Our team of 22 triathletes enjoyed competing at Pegasus today in warm and still conditions in the Primary Sports Canterbury Triathlon with over 870 other competitors. There are no results to hand yet but all looked to be doing well with Grace Perrett looking extra strong and winning her wave in the 9 years girls race. We will post results when we get them.

Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships – Tuesday 12 March

Our team of 27 Year 9/10 Athletes faced very tough competition at Rawhiti Domain on Tuesday at the Canterbury Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships. Only two students qualified for the finals on Saturday – Jayzin Cleghorn in both the Junior Boys’ Discus and Shot Put and Pedro Langilangi in the Boys Under 14 Discus. They will join the straight finalists – Farran Landers (3000m Boys U14), Renzo Childs and Jacob Hermens (1500m Boys U14) and Josiah Rees (1500m Junior Boys).

For field results from Tuesday, click here: field prelim results 12.3.13

For track results from Tuesday, click here: track prelim results 12.3.13

Start times for Track Finals, click here: track finals order – 16.3.13

Start times for Field Finals, click here: field finals order – 16.3.13